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Plan Your Derby Week

Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka

Saturday, April 30

Kick off Kentucky Derby Week in style on Opening Night with live racing and entertainment in celebration of the upcoming Kentucky Derby. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., the first live race is at 6:00 p.m

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Dawn at the Downs

Tuesday–Thursday, May 3–5

Watch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast.

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Thursday, May 5

Celebrate the trifecta of Kentucky pride at Thurby, and enjoy the things that Kentucky is famous for – great horse racing, bourbon, and music!

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Taste of Derby

Thursday, May 5

Kick off your Kentucky Derby weekend in style at the sixth annual Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois. Mingle with horse racing celebrities as you savor an evening of exquisite cuisine and exceptional wines.

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Kentucky Oaks

Friday, May 6

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is America's premier and most lucrative horse race for 3-year-old fillies, and the fourth most attended day of racing in the U.S. Held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks day embraces PINK and drives awareness for critical women's health issues.

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Official Derby Events

Taste of Derby – Barnstable Brown Gala – Unbridled Eve Gala – Hermitage Grand Gala

Make the Kentucky Derby even more unforgettable. Attend an Official Derby Event.

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